Set in the unruffled hamlet of Frithsden, nr. Berkhamsted, Country Pub and Eating. Dog friendly and warm welcome guaranteed!
High-end gastropub set in a wooded valley with a manicured terrace and classic decor.
Inside has had a complete refresh following a recent fire, but it retains its pub atmosphere with antique artwork to set the mood. Wooden tables and chairs gleaned from nearby auctions add the tone and an open fire stands ready.
Push past the merry throng frothing at the bar and the elegant freshness of the dining room is revealed. The ying and yang of the modern, essential pub: downhome cheer in the front and refined dining in the back. It's best to book of course, but if you haven't there's rarely a chance of you leaving hungry - the Alford's jolly crew would scarce allow it.
Nab a table in the front parlour or on the terrace when the Great British Summer is in full swing and enjoy the same sense of wellbeing as the fine-diners in their reserved seats. In need of a working lunch - no problem! Your mobile may not have a signal but free wifi will provide a soothing umbilical to the world outside.
Find the Alford and you'll find the seemingly impossible: Bibulous bonhommie and Great British food all served up with a calm, friendly efficiency.
Find it and be content.